Mandrake House Herbs

Specialising in rare plants and herbs

Plants A - J

This is the updated plant list 17th July 2015.


Please contact me to see if plant or roots are available

I have amended the plant list to reflect what we are doing

In the summer it?s impossible for me to keep up with amending this plant list so it is now a list of plant that we stock but not necessary a list of plants we have available on the day. In the winter I sell many of the plants as bare roots.

I do my best to sell quality and good will

I regret that I cannot ship live plants to America at the moment .If you wish to purchase a plant please contact me and I will let you know if it is in stock and give you a price for postage .

Later in the seasons some of the plants die back and I will sell them as bare roots


Alkanet (A. officinalis    £2.50   

Our British species, the Common Alkanet (A. officinalis), is a soft, hairy plant with an angular stem, narrow, lanceolate leaves; and forked, one-sided cymes of violet flowers; calyx longer than the funnel-shaped corolla. It is an occasional escape from gardens. It is a biennial, and flowers from June to July.


 Angelica (A. archangelica),          £2.50    

(A. archangelica), which is commonly known simply as angelica. Natives of Lapland use the fleshy roots as food and the stalks as medicine. Crystallized strips of young angelica stems and midribs are green in colour and are sold as decorative and flavoursome cake decoration material, but may also be enjoyed on their own. The roots and seeds are sometimes used to flavor gin  Its presence accounts for the distinct flavor of many liqueurs.

 Arrons ,Rod Great or Common Mullein         £1.50               

Verbascum thapsus (Great or Common Mullein) is a species of mullein native to Europe, northern Africa and Asia, and introduced in the Americas and Australia.

It is a hairy biennial plant that can grow to 2 m or more tall. Its small yellow flowers are densely grouped on a tall stem, which bolts from a large rosette of leaves. It grows in a wide variety of habitats, but prefers well-lit disturbed soils, where it can appear soon after the ground receives light, from long-lived seeds that persist in the soil seed bank.

  Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)    £2.50      

Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a native perennial from slender creeping rhizomes and thus commonly occurs in large clumps. Plants are up to 3 ft (0.9 m) tall with a few erect branches. Leaves are 2?3 in (5.1?7.6 cm) long, lance-shaped, and toothed

Betony           £1.50                    

Stachys officinalis, is commonly known as Purple Betony, Betaine (fr), Betonie (ger), Bishopwort, Lousewort, Wild hop, Wood betony (Do not confuse with true Wood Betony (Pedicularis canadensis)), or Bishop's wort.

The name betony is alleged to derive from the ancient Celtic words bew (head) and ton (good), an indication of its use for headaches.

Black Cohosh                   

Black cohosh grows in a variety of woodland habitats, and is often found in small woodland openings. The roots and rhizomes of black cohosh have long been used medicinally by Native Americans

Lamprocapnos spectabilis (formerly Dicentra spectabilis; old-fashioned bleeding-heart, Venus's car, Lady in a bath, Dutchman's trousers, or Lyre-flower              

 It is a popular ornamental plant for flower gardens in temperate climates, and is also used in floristry as a cut flower. In a moist and cool climate, it will grow in full sun, but in warmer and drier climates it requires some shade.

Blue Iris            £3.50                                 

Irises are perennial herbs, growing from creeping rhizomes (rhizomatous irises), or, in drier climates, from bulbs (bulbous irises). They have long, erect flowering stems, which may be simple or branched, solid or hollow, and flattened or have a circular cross-section. The rhizomatous species usually have 3?10 basal, sword-shaped leaves growing in dense clumps

 Roman Camomile  Anthemis nobilis £2.50  

It has daisy-like white flowers that are found in Europe, North America, and Argentina. The stem is procumbent, the leaves alternate, bipinnate, finely dissected, and downy to glabrous. The solitary, terminal flowerheads, rising 8 to twelve inches above the ground, consist of prominent yellow disk flowers and silver-white ray flowers. The flowering time is June and July

Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara,   £2.50 x6           9cm

Coltsfoot is a perennial herbaceous plant that spreads by seeds and rhizomes. Tussilago is often found in colonies of dozens of plants. The flowers, which superficially resemble dandelions, appear in early spring before dandelions appear. The leaves, which resemble a colt's foot in cross section

Coneflower Purple      £3.50  

Echinacea species are herbaceous, drought-tolerant perennial plants growing up to 140 cm in height. They grow from taproots, except E. purpurea, which grows from a short caudice with fibrous roots. They have erect stems that in most species are unbranched. Both the basal and cauline leaves are arranged alternately

Coneflower Purple        

Elder Sambucus                £1.50                     

The leaves are pinnate with 5?9 leaflets (rarely 3 or 11). Each leaf is 5?30 cm (2.0?12 in) long, and the leaflets have serrated margins. They bear large clusters of small white or cream-colored flowers in late spring; these are followed by clusters of small black, blue-black, or red berries (rarely yellow or white).


Eleclampane    Inula helenium      £2.50  

It is a rather rigid herb, the stem of which attains a height of from 3 to 5 feet; the leaves are large and toothed, the lower ones stalked, the rest embracing the stem; the flowers are yellow, 2 inches broad, and have many rays, each three-notched at the extremity. The root is thick, branching and mucilaginous,

Evening Primrose   Oenothera     £2.50   

In the wild, evening-primrose acts as a primary colonizer, quickly appearing wherever a patch of bare, undisturbed ground may be found. This means that it tends to be found in poorer environments such as dunes, roadsides, railway embankments and wasteland                                               

Hops                       roots and plants

The hop plant is a vigorous climbing herbaceous perennial, usually trained to grow up strings in a field called a hopfield, hop garden. Hops are also used in herbal medicine in a way similar to valerian, as a treatment for anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia. A pillow filled with hops is a popular folk remedy for sleeplessness

Horehound White  Marrubium vulgare      £2.50    x6           9cm

It is a gray-leaved herbaceous perennial plant, somewhat resembling mint in appearance, which grows to 25?45 cm tall. The leaves are 2?5 cm long with a densely crinkled surface, and are covered in downy hairs. The flowers are white, borne in clusters on the upper part of the main stem.

Jack in Pulpit Arum maculatum    £3.00 

is a common woodland plant species of the Araceae family The purple spotted leaves appear in the spring (April-May) followed by the flowers borne on a poker shaped inflorescence called a spadix. The purple spadix is partially enclosed in a pale green spathe or leaf-like hood. The flowers are hidden from sight, clustered at the base of the spadix with a ring of female flowers at the bottom and a ring of male flowers above them